Tony Harrison was born in Leeds in 1937. His volumes of poetry include The Loiners (winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), Continuous, v. (broadcast on Channel 4 in 1987, winning the Royal Television Society Award), The Gaze of the Gorgon (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry) and Laureate's Block. Recognised as Britain's leading theatre and film poet, Tony Harrison has written extensively for the National Theatre, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the BBC, Channel 4, the RSC, and for unique ancient spaces in Greece, Austria and Japan. His film Black Daisies for the Bride won the Prix Italia in 1994; this and his volume of film/poems The Shadow of Hiroshima and Other Film/Poems and his feature film Prometheus are published by Faber and Faber. His most recent film/poem was Crossings (LWT), 2002. In 2007 his Collected Film Poetry was published by Faber and his Collected Poems by Penguin. His play, Fram, premiered at the National Theatre in 2008. Tony Harrison was awarded the first PEN/Pinter Prize in 2009.
Reliance on devices like the photograph and slide will lead, I rather fear, to linguistic suicide. We must keep on challenging language to engage with all we suffer from in ...
This collection contains eleven extraordinary film poems from the master of the art, Tony Harrison, as well as a Foreword by the author and an Introduction by the film-maker Peter ...
Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors ...
This fifth collection of Tony Harrison's masterly poetry for the stage contains introductions by the author to each of the plays.
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
was voted one of ...
This second collection of Tony Harrison's poetry for the stage contains his adaptations of Molière, Racine and Victor Hugo. Included are the plays
This fourth collection of Tony Harrison's poetry for stage contains his highly acclaimed translations of Aeschylus, Aristophanes and Euripides. Included are the plays
The Common Chorus ...
This first collection of Tony Harrison's poetry for the stage is made up of his masterly adaptations of the medieval cycle of The Mystery Plays.
This third collection of Tony Harrison's theatre work contains three plays, all of which were written to be performed in specific places in the world.
Poetry or Bust
, performed ...